Benefits of plaquenil for rheumatoid arthritis

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    Benefits of plaquenil for rheumatoid arthritis


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    In treating rheumatoid arthritis, Plaquenil may slow down the process of joint damage and relieve the symptoms of the disease. Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. It's used to treat and prevent malaria infection, and to reduce symptoms and progression of autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and others. According to the American College of Rheumatology, hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, is a “disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD,” meaning that it helps reduce the pain and swelling that come with arthritis. It can also reduce the incidence of joint damage.

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  7. Well, Plaquenil is a DMARD which acts in an entirely different manner to reduce inflammation than an NSAID like Advil. DMARD is a slow acting disease modifier. An NSAID is a quick anti-inflammatory. The goal in treatment is to slow or halt disease activity to prevent a deformity or joint erosion from occuring or progressing further.

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    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil and sulfasalazine Azulfidine are used for mild rheumatoid arthritis. They are not as powerful as other DMARDs, but they usually cause fewer side effects. In rare cases, Plaquenil can adversely affect the eyes, and people taking this medicine should be seen by an ophthalmologist at least once a year. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine has been shown to improve physical function in up to 80% of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is commonly used for lupus in children because of less side effects compared to other medications. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine helps minimize joint damage. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil and sulfasalazine Azulfidine are used for mild rheumatoid arthritis. They are not as powerful as other disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, but they usually cause fewer side effects.

     
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    Plaquenil, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), is an anti-malarial medication that has been proven to be useful in the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and other inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Has anyone experienced plaquenil toxicity with damage to eyes? Plaquenil Side Effects on Your Eyes and Vision Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Toxicity and.
     
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    Long-Term Side Effects of Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Plaquenil can cause serious side effects when used in high doses for chronic diseases such as RA over the long term. The New Zealand Dermatological Society recommends that to decrease the risk of retina damage, no more than 200mg of Plaquenil should be taken a day, and a dose of 400mg per day should be taken no longer than a few weeks.

    Plaquenil Side Effects on Your Eyes and Vision